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    Prayers for Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims and Families

    Words of faith from United Methodist Bishop Bob Hoshibata. Deep sorrow and grief envelop the nation at the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  I hope that every congregation of United Methodists will pray on Sunday, and that each of us will lift up in

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    Youth Winter Camp

    The Desert Southwest Conference Winter Camp for youth currently in grades 7th-12th will be at Mingus Mountain Methodist Church Camp, north of Prescott Valley, on January 19-21, 2013.  Come for a time of snow play, music, worship, the opportunity to make new friends and wintry fun!  The cost of $150

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    Upcoming Safe Sanctuary Training

    Safe Sanctuary Training is required for all individuals who volunteer with the children or youth of First United Methodist Church of Gilbert. If you have not attended a training and are working with this group, please plan on attending one of two trainings that will be offered. Saturday, December 15

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    Wednesday Night Programs

    Wednesday Night dinner and programs will take a short break for the Christmas Holiday and will resume back up on Wednesday January 9.  Keep an eye on the Sunday Worship Bulletin for more details.

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    No More Malaria

    Imagine No Malaria is an effort of the people of The United Methodist Church to raise $75 million to eliminate death and suffering from malaria in Africa by 2015. This comprehensive approach to beating malaria through prevention, education, communication and treatment. We will engage the passion of 11.5 million United

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    Explorers Class

    Would you like to learn more about First United Methodist Church of Gilbert? Do you want to know what it means to be a Methodist? Have you considered joining this church? We have an opportunity for you! On Sunday, May 5,  from 2:00-4:00pm, an Explorer’s Class will be held in

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    Mary, the mother of Jesus

    Last Sunday we talked about Mary, the mother of Jesus, who may have been as young as 13 or 14 when the angel Gabriel came to visit.  She faced such a difficult choice, knowing that the world would not understand her pregnancy; knowing that she might be ostracized or cast

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    Consecration Sunday

    It is the season of thanksgiving – one of my favorite times of the year.  I long ago discovered that once I start noticing the gifts God has given me, they seem to multiply.  So I thank God for the day, and the weather, and the church, and family and

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    More than enough……………………………

    If you were in worship last Sunday you probably noticed a number of things that seemed a little different.  I certainly did!  The first thing I noticed was how many faces I had never seen before.  A number of folks identified themselves as winter visitors – a surprising number showing

  • Glorious Inheritance

    In my sermon on Sunday we talked about the immensity of the good news that is ours in Christ Jesus:  the freedom we have as his followers; the new life that is ours when we choose to commit our hearts and lives to him; the forgiveness that gives us a fresh start